Kwikee Kwiver is the standard by which all quivers are measured and is the most popular bow quiver in the world. No other quiver has been so highly awarded. Kwikee Kwiver has recently been honored as an inductee into Field and Stream’s “Gear Hall of Fame”. Each year Kwikee Kwiver is honored with the “Reader’s Choice Award” by Bowhunting World and Inside Archery’s “Best Buy Award”. Kwikee Kwiver Company got its start in 1956 when R.E. (Bob) Stinson (1924–2006) invented the Deluxe Kwiver for his recurve bow. The quiver fit on the limbs of his bow and became an instant hit. The original prototypes were made of cork-like material and plywood. The design evolved to metal plates and now they are injection-molded plastic. The original cork of the Deluxe Kwivers were dyed green and placed on the front lawn to dry. This produced a problem in the early stages of the quiver because the grasshoppers loved to eat the cork!
Kwikee Kwiver was incorporated in 1957 and has been growing ever since. Fred Bear Archery in Graying, Michigan, was one of Kwikee Kwiver’s first customers to purchase our string silencers and Deluxe Kwivers. The first lightweight, quick-detachable quiver for compound bows was invented in 1976 by Bob along with his business partner Chester (Chet) Grant.. In April of 2008, Chet Grant purchased Kwikee Kwiver Co. and moved the office and production facility from Acme to Williamsburg, Michigan. Soon after Altus Brands relocated from CO to MI we initiated a discussion about acquiring Kwikee. In December 2013, when Chet was ready to pass the torch, the two companies quickly came to terms an in less than 30 days a deal was struck and the business was relocated.